Man chops off finger after bail to Sonia, Rahul; claims to be anointed 'Congress Eklavya'

Bengaluru: A man has claimed that he chopped off his left hand's little finger and offered it at Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh as a "token of gratitude" after Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were granted bail in the National Herald case.

Man chops off finger after bail to Sonia, Rahul; claims to be anointed Congress Eklavya

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. File photo. AFP

Suresh said he had been to Tirupati on 25 December last year and "chopped off" his little finger and dropped it in the temple's hundi (donation box).

As the news was brought to the notice of State Housing Minister M H Ambareesh, Suresh claimed he was immediately summoned to the Congress leader's house on Saturday and given the epithet of 'Congress Eklavya'.

Suresh said after he cut off his finger, he got himself treated in a hospital adjacent to the temple.

Sonia and her son Rahul had got bail in the National Herald case on 19 December last year after a local court rejected complainant Subramanian Swamy's opposition to the relief for them.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2016 16:16:30 IST

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